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June 2017

David Dunlop Travels in Light at Susan Powell Fine Art

June 1 - June 17
Susan Powell Fine Art,
679 Boston Post Road
Madison, 06443 United States
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Spend an evening talking with artist David Dunlop at our opening reception on Friday, May 19, from 5 - 8 pm. This exciting solo exhibit of 35 new paintings is a colorful sampler of an artist's journeys extending from the quiet of intimate nature to the visceral energy of city life.

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RiverFare 2017

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum,
67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Celebrate the Connecticut River Museum's Annual Fundraiser RiverFare. Enjoy food and drink from numerous local vendors is provided for patrons, as is a full cash bar, music, and both a live and silent auction offering all sorts of great items and experiences.

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Annual Twilight Trail Run at Bluff Point State Park

June 2
Bluff Point State Park,
Groton, CT United States
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Support the seventeenth annual Twilight Trail Run to benefit Safe Futures (formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern CT) will take place on Friday June 2nd at 6:00PM at Bluff Point and Haley Farm in Groton, CT.

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Loving Life: A Mindful Approach to Happiness, Health, and Love Within

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - June 4 @ 1:00 pm
Copper Beech Institute,
303 Tunxis Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Explore mindfulness to increase wellbeing at the Weekend Shoreline Retreat with Master Teacher Dr. Maria Sirois

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Simple Gifts

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hadlyme Public Hall,
1 Day Hill Rd
Hadlyme, CT United States
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Enjoy a Farm-to-Table Dinner, CT Herbal Craft Cocktails & Beer, and acoustic music to benefit the Immigrant Bail Fund.

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas

June 3 - June 24
New Haven,
Orange Street and Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06501 United States
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All of New Haven becomes a stage for creative arts and learning experiences where you and your family can enjoy this beautiful city at its best. The festival lasts 16 days and more than 85% of the events are free!

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Old Saybrook Historical Society’s 5th Annual Antiques Show & Appraisal Day

June 3
Hart House Campus,
350 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Mark your calendar for this one day show that draws hundreds of enthusiastic buyers and browsers to examine the assorted goods displayed by quality merchants. Offerings include Americana, fine art and prints, books and ephemera, antique jewelry, furniture, rugs, mid-century, garden and much more.

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Connecticut Trails Day 2017

June 3 - June 4
Connecticut Forest & Park Association,
16 Meriden Road
Rockfall, CT 06481 United States
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Experience the largest National Trails Day celebration in the nation. This year, there are 236 events to choose from. Everyone is invited to attend these free events and help make this weekend a great celebration and a rally for the trails on the trails.

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62nd Annual Little Folks Fair on the Guilford Green

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guilford Green,
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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Experience the Little Folks Fair as it transforms the Green into a playground for children and families, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The little ones will be thrilled with the bounce rides, a petting zoo with donkey rides, our famous little train, entertainment by Sunny Train and much more.

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Essex Annual Shad Bake 2017

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum,
67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Mark your calendars for the Connecticut River Museum's Shad Bake. Nailed up on wooden planks around a bonfire, the Shad takes on a smoky flavor and is accompanied by plenty of sides, as well as pie from Lyman’s Orchards. Programs on the history of the Connecticut Shad fishery will be offered throughout the day, and the Essex Corinthian Jazz Band will provide live music.

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Dr. Joe and Friends at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Treat yourself to a Jazz filled night with Dr. Joe and friends. Dr. Joe, his lovely daughter Elise and some of the area’s top professional musicians will perform for the 6th time at the Kate. Dr. Joe makes his living as a doctor, but it’s the great jazz musicians of the 50’s & 60’s that are his inspiration.

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at the Long Wharf Theatre

June 5
Long Wharf Theatre,
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511 United States
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Enjoy a comical performance by Alan Cumming at the Long Warf Theatre. Alan is a Scottish and American actor, singer/performer, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays.

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Vegan 2.0 Cooking Class at Weekend Kitchen, 6/6

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Learn how to cook vegan food with talented Chef Emily Florentino at Weekend Kitchen. On the tails of her successful Vegan 101 class, Emily continues the series exploring vegan cooking. In this class, the menu will keep those delicious vegan flavors while becoming a tad more complex.

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The 35th Connecticut Early Music Festival

June 9 - June 25
Connecticut College,
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Attend up to six glorious concerts over three weekends in June. Tickets for all six Festival Concerts are now on sale. Purchase four or more concerts and receive a 15% discount off the ticket price.

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Gardens By The Sea Garden Tour

June 9 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Garden By The Sea,
20 High Street
Stonington, CT United States
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Explore a blooming walking tour that will feature a hand-picked collection 10 rarely seen gardens behind the walls and gates of Stonington’s historic properties. Hosted every three years by The Stonington Garden Club, this popular event continues to attract close to 2,550 visitors.

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CT Open House Day – Tony’s Square Donuts at Staehly Farm Winery

June 10
Staehly Farm Winery,
278 Town Street
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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Take a stroll around the winery and garden center. Enjoy live music by Victor Cowles from 1-5 pm. Sip wine among the flowers, then snack on a donut while touring the farm or get some to go!

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Connecticut Open House Day

June 10

Enjoy this day-long, state-wide celebration of everything that makes Connecticut great! Attractions, museums, galleries and organizations in towns and cities all across Connecticut will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors with discounted or free admission, giveaways, special offers, hands-on activities for the kids and more.

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Out of the Deep Spring Concert at Battell Chapel

June 10
Battell Chapel,
400 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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Building Community One Note at a Time with the Greater New Haven Community Chorus. Enjoy their 2017 Spring Concert at the Battell Chapel. The program will feature the Rutter Requiem with chamber orchestra accompaniment.

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Moon Dance Gala at High Hopes

June 10
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding,
36 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, 06371 United States
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Put on your dancing shoes and dance by the light of the moon. The arena will once again be transformed into a magical vista of stars, the moon and shimmering lights with cocktails, dinner, fabulous silent auction and dancing to the sounds of The Sultans.

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Community Tag Sale and Plant Sale at the Thomas Griswold House

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thomas Griswold House Museum,
171 Boston St.
Guilford, United States
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Head to the field at the Thomas Griswold House for the "New to You" Tag Sale and Plant Sale. This event helps benefit the Guilford Keeping Society which maintains two historic houses in Guilford.

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Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mercy Center by the Sea,
167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Learn and relax during the Creating A Writing Life Retreat. This event is for writers in all genres and levels of ability. The full day event presented by Old Saybrook writer Patricia Ann Chaffee will take place at Mercy By the Sea in Madison.

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[OINK] Pasta Cooking Class at Weekend Kitchen, 6/10

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Treat yourself to an inspired cooking class that will be expertly guided by Craig Hutchinson. Since Craig has spent years perfecting his pasta-making technique it seemed fitting that he should share his expertise with you!

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Mystic Museum of Art Presents A Night at the Museum, 6/10

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mystic Museum of Art,
9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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A summer gala tradition that supports art, dialog and the creative spirit. This inspiring evening will include cocktails, dancing, a live and silent auction plus dinner and hors d’ouevres by A Thyme to
Cook.

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Dick Shriver, Local Resident & Author to speak on “USA and Russia: Is TRUST Ever Possible” at Saint Ann’s, Old Lyme

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church,
82 Shore Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Enjoy a presentation by Dick Shriver, former U.S. Dept of Defense Official, as he shares remarks and recollections based on his global work experience captured in his recently published book, "Glimpses of an Uncharted Life" on Sunday, June 11 at 5 pm.

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Grilling Summer Seafood Cooking Class at Weekend Kitchen, 6/13

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Dig out your grill tools, fill up the propane tank and grab a cold drink- it's grilling season! To start the outdoor cooking season off in the right direction, Chef Paul Barron will teach you the right way to use your grill.

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Deep River Food Truck Fair

June 15 - June 17
Devitt Field,
Southworth St
Deep River, CT United States
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Taste 25+ of today's best food trucks at the Deep River Food Truck Fair. This three-day event will feature live music from local bands, craft vendors, carnival rides and more. Presented by the Deep River Parks & Rec as part of their annual Fathers Day weekend carnival in partnership with U.S. Food Truck Fest.

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Art in the Barn

June 15 - June 17
Perennial Designs,
11 Sterling City Road
Lyme, CT United States
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Enjoy local artists and artisans works for sale in a rustic setting. Included are Seana Bill's handmade, one-of-a-kind wooden furniture and accessories, Angie Falstrom's miniature watercolors of local scenes, Ben Kegley's whimsical cedar birdhouses, and Jodi Muench's botanical watercolors.

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Madison Lyric Stage Presents Verdi’s Otello with Orchestra

June 16 - June 25
Madison Lyric Stage/North Madison Congregational Church,
1271 Durham Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Mark your calendar for Verdi's Otello with Orchestra at Madison Lyric Stage. This opera will offer four performances in June.Otello is a tale of “otherness,” about a man of honor and courage in a strange land, with few friends, who is ultimately destroyed by a trusted brother-in-arms.

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Lyme/Old Lyme Garden Tour

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Old Lyme Village,
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT United States
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Stroll Lyme Street and surrounding lanes and admire the garden spaces lovingly created and nurtured to complement a village setting, all while soaking up the ambiance of this birthplace of American Impressionism. Included with admission: Garden Talks and the Garden Boutique.

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Becker’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry One Day Special Event

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Becker’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry,
105 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT United States
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Save at Becker's first buy-a-thon of the year! Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Pop Up Tent Sale
Becker's will have select merchandise on sale in the store. For more than 37 years, Becker's has continually offered high quality diamonds & fine jewelry along with a vast Estate Department with a varied collection of antique & vintage jewelry and pre-owned Swiss watches.

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Madison Civic Garden Tours

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark your calendar for the Garden Club of Madison Civic Garden Tours. This free event will start at East Wharf “Seaside” Garden and will move to Historical Society at 853 Boston Post Road. The tour will then transition to the Veteran’s Memorial on the Town Green and end at the Deacon John Grave House Garden at 581 Boston Post Road where members will be serving light refreshments.

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Solstice Celebration at Beltane Farm

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beltane Farm,
59 Taylor Bridge Rd.
Lebanon, CT United States
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Celebrate Summer Solstice at Beltane Farm with the goats! Enjoy a demonstration of Morris Dancing by the Mystic Garland Dancers as well as live old-time folk music by The Root Farmers. Join Naturalist Pamela Brundage for a "Weed Walk" around the farm to identify wild plants and their uses.

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Guilford Keeping Society 70th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thomas Griswold House Museum,
171 Boston St.
Guilford, United States
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Sip on champagne and sparkling wine tasting while tasting hors d'oeuvres at the Guilford Keeping Society's 70th Anniversary Gala. This fundraiser will feature a silent auction and raffle. All money raised will support the preservation of two historic houses which hold the history and heritage of Guilford.

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Music in the Garden: Festive Music for the Summer Solstice

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hollister House Garden,
300 Nettleton Hollow
Washington, 06793 United States
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Celebrate the official beginning of summer at Music in the Garden at Hollister House Garden. The night will feature a concert presented by The New Baroque Soloists led by creative director, Douglas Myers. ‘Festive Music for the Summer Solstice’ also known as ‘Music in the Garden’ will be held on the main lawn of the garden.

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FREE Yoga All Day at Hammonasset Beach, 6/21

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hammonasset Beach State Park,
1288 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Experience all levels of yoga at the relaxing Hammonasset Beach. This day supports the 3rd International Day of Yoga. Five Hour-long classes will be offered at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

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Sip, Shop, & Stroll in Madison

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Madison,
Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Celebrate summer in downtown Madison at Sip, Shop & Stroll. Indulge in in-shop nibbles and beverages along with specials and/or special events up and down the block.

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The Vintage Market

June 24 - June 25
Place: Salem Town Community Park,
89 Norwich Road, Rt. 82
Salem, CT United States
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Enjoy The Vintage Market's 5th Annual show held at the Salem Community Town Park. Once a year, this two-day event feature exceptional vendors selling antiques, all things vintage, barn finds, salvage, rusty, chippy, repurposed and refurbished, farmhouse decor, and so much more.

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ACT II Thrift Shop A Better Chance Bike Sale

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Green,
Main St
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Donate adult and children's bikes to the ACT II Thrift Shop to benefit Madison's A Better Chance Program. The 14th Annual Bike Sale will be held at the Lion's Club Flea Market on the Madison Green.

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Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s Summer Fest

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lyman Allyn Art Museum,
625 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Bring the family and enjoy a fun-filled day at Lyman Allyn Art Museum's Summer Fest on Saturday, June 24th from 11am – 4pm.

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Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy the outdoors wherever you are at this statewide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day. Member sites host special events and activities celebrating their gardens. Choose the gardens in your own backyard, or plan a day trip to see those further afield.

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